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Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Externship Program

Welcome to the Thurgood Marshall School of Law Externship program.

    Through the Externship program, Thurgood Marshall Law students have a unique opportunity to connect doctrinal law and theory studied in the classroom with the actual practice of law under the guidance and supervision of experienced lawyers. It is expected that through this Externship program, students will develop professional values, skills and knowledge in accordance with specific educational goals.

    We greatly appreciate the willingness of attorneys and Judges in the field that agree to serve as supervisors and mentors to students as they make the transition from the classroom to the community and the practice of law. Judges and Supervising Attorneys play a vital role in Thurgood Marshall School of Law School’s mission to prepare our students for intelligent, creative and ethical participation in the legal profession. We recognize that student supervision takes time and effort, but we hope and expect that the experience will be rewarding for all.

Thank you again for this opportunity and I look forward to working with you.

Stephanie Smith Ledesma
Stephanie Smith Ledesma, MA, JD, CLWS
Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Experiential Learning Programs
Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Externship Protocols Externship FAQ
Externship Application Packet
-Also review the "Externship Brochure" and "Externship Fact Sheet" links on the left-


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